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Table 2 Primary and secondary outcome measures for evaluating diarrhea and dengue interventions in rural primary schools in La Mesa and Anapoima municipalities, Cundinamarca, Colombia

From: Diarrhea and dengue control in rural primary schools in Colombia: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Outcome Collected by Frequency of collection Source
Primary outcomes    
Incidence rate of diarrhea in school children School absence registers and parental confirmation (telephone interview) Recorded daily, collected weekly Teachers; children’s parents
Density of adult female Aedes aegypti in each school (that is, number of mosquitoes collected per time unit) Electric Prokopack aspirator in 10 to 15 min per classroom At 4, 9, and 15 months post-intervention Collections in schools
Secondary outcomes    
Breteau index (number of containers with Ae. aegypti immatures/100 schools) Dippers and nets At 4, 9, and 15 months post-intervention Containers in schools
Number of pupil absence episodes and absence days due to diarrhea School absence registers and parental confirmation (telephone interview) Recorded daily, collected weekly Teachers and parents of children
Number of pupil absence episodes and days due to probable dengue School absence registers, parental confirmation (telephone interview), and health clinic confirmation. Probable cases defined based on WHO criteria [13] Recorded daily, collected weekly Teachers, parents, and health clinics
Number of pupil absence episodes and days due to all-cause illness School absence registers and parental confirmation (telephone interview) Recorded daily, collected weekly Teachers and parents of children
Values of drinking water quality parametersa Water samples At 4, 9, and 15 months post-intervention Drinking water containers in schools
Values of calculated KAP-scores Questionnaires At 4, 9, and 15 months post-intervention School children
  1. a In-situ: temperature, pH, electrical conductivity, total dissolved solids; Laboratory: Total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and E. coli.